Broken Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The novel Of Mice an Men show many different themes throughout it. The theme that truly stood out to me the most was “Broken Dreams” because the characters within the novel had destined to achieve their dreams of have an “American Dream” but unfortunately failed. Candy is an old ranch worker who has lost one of his hands in a farm accident. He's spent the best years of his life working on someone else's ranch, only to lose his hand and have little money. In the story Of Mice and Men, Candy plays a big part in representing a broken dream. Candy realizes that this fate is to be but on the side of the road as soon as he’s is no longer useful to his pugnacious boss Curley. Curley doesn’t treat him any differently than he treats his dog. Candy has no freedom to deny any orders that Curley gives him. For example, He can't shoot his pet himself, even "squirming" uncomfortably when he talks about it. …show more content…
Curley is and arrogant, self-centered, an jealous man. Yes his wife is a flirt but only because she lacks the attention of Curley. Curley is very controlee of her an does not let her be around anyone of the guys. When she does talk to anyone else he gets angry an sends her back to the house (due to his jealousy). As a result of the pugnacious man that Curley is, many people have been effected by it negatively, and now have a “Broken Dream”. George lost his chance of owning his own property and he lost his bestfriend. Lennie lost his chance of having bunnies at the property that him and George were going to own, he also lost his life. Candy lost his dream of owning property as well an he lost his dog. Curley’s wife had a the dream of being an actress but that was another “Broken Dream”. These are just some examples of the “Broken Dream” that have been cause by Curley an